Genetic factors and host resistance in experimental pyelonephritis.

  • Tirrel Miller
  • Published 1983 in The Journal of infectious diseases


There have been no reports suggesting that a genetic component may affect host resistance to renal infection. In rats with experimentally induced unilateral pyelonephritis, consistent level of infection was achieved in the directly challenged (left) kidneys. Retrograde infection in the unmanipulated (right) kidneys was found to be strain dependent in these… (More)


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